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Tonight, my wife burned dinner. Well, perhaps "burned" is not the appropriate word. 

The Boston Globe's Naomi Martin and James Pindell report that all of 2020's formally declared "major party" presidential candidates say they support legalizing marijuana at the federal level. Yes, that includes President Trump.

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BSA Troop 64 in Rockingham is now accepting applications for youth between the ages of 11 and 17 who wish to join scouts.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:17

COLUMN: Tillis' bet on the national emergency

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Last week, Sen. Thom Tillis announced that he would vote for the resolution rejecting Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Tillis said in an op-ed in the Washington Post that he supports Trump’s “vision of 21st century border security,” but that the emergency declaration overstepped the executive branch’s power. He believes it violates the separation of powers and continues giving too much influence to the presidency. 

Monday, 04 March 2019 13:17

COLUMN: Property rights should settle disputes

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If you own it, you control it. That’s what it means to enjoy a property right, in a nutshell. It is a right safeguarded by North Carolina’s constitution as well as the 14th amendment to the federal constitution, among other provisions.

Could the president known for his turbulent relationship with the media and strident criticism of negative news stories become a free-speech savior? 

Friday, 01 March 2019 14:23

COLUMN: Music and memories

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While driving not long ago, I was listening to the car radio as I do on almost every drive. The only time the radio is not on is when I am on the phone. I don't have one of those fancy setups that allow me to talk on the phone through the radio. My wife does, but she has a newer car. I have an old beater with a stereo that only works when you use FM radio. The CD player stopped playing a few weeks ago and I haven't gotten around to taking the CDs out of the car. I listen to mostly classic rock or oldies stations wherever I am. I like the same music I liked when I was younger and I still listen to it now. 

On Jan. 23,  the U.S. National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service released its "interim report" following up with hearings for public comment in February.

If Democrats want to see large victories in 2020, they need to steal the narrative away from their left flank. The new voice of the left wing of the party is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 29-year-old freshman Congresswoman from the Bronx is engaging, articulate, funny and everywhere in the media. Her Green New Deal has become a rallying point for the left and a litmus test for presidential contenders.

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